Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3727–3741, 2016

Special issue: Megapoli-Paris 2009/2010 campaign

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3727–3741, 2016

Research article 21 Mar 2016

Research article | 21 Mar 2016

Simulating the formation of carbonaceous aerosol in a European Megacity (Paris) during the MEGAPOLI summer and winter campaigns

Christos Fountoukis et al.


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (14 Jan 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Feb 2016) by Alexander Baklanov
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Feb 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (03 Mar 2016)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Mar 2016) by Alexander Baklanov
AR by Spyros Pandis on behalf of the Authors (08 Mar 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We use PMCAMx with high grid resolution over Paris to simulate carbonaceous aerosol during the summer and winter MEGAPOLI campaigns. PMCAMx reproduces BC observations well. Addition of cooking organic aerosol emissions of 80 mg per day per capita is needed to reproduce the corresponding observations. While the oxygenated organic aerosol predictions during the summer are encouraging a major wintertime source appears to be missing.
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